What Were They Thinking?
The power brokers inside the republican party must be about to jump out the windows of the tallest building in Washington about now. Never have the republicans had a better chance to win back the White House as this year as Hillary Clinton comes across as an insincere politician and the scandals that plague her would be enough to derail anyone. All through the primaries and into the general election campaign, Donald Trump has been complaining that the electoral system is rigged. I would point out to Mr. Trump that cannot be true for if it were, he would not be the nominee of the republican party. The best chance to defeat a democratic candidate and possibly pull off a trifecta with the White House and the Congress and they nominate Donald Trump. One of the few men in the republican party (and I use that characterization with generosity) with lower approval ratings and more negative appeal than Hillary Clinton. Compared to Trump, Ms. Clinton is starting to look like the second coming of FDR
One has to wonder about the republicans these days. In all honesty, of the 17 candidates who actually ran for President this year I believe 14 of them would be beating Hillary in the polls at this point. The only ones who, I think, would not be beating her are Trump, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson. Let’s see now, who were the last three standing in the republican race? That’s right Trump, Cruz and Carson. If I didn’t know better, I would think there was a conspiracy afoot in the republican party to purposely lose this election. Or perhaps it speaks to the fact that the republican electorate is so far out of touch with the pulse of the nation, it took a candidate like Trump to expose its ugly nature. I do think republicans now are realizing their error as almost every republican running for office is trying to distance themselves from the Trump campaign to avoid the democratic trifecta that is staring them in the face. I for one will be very surprised if the democrats don’t win the White House and the Senate. The house might still be a toss up unless Trump continues to be Trump through the debates and on in to late October. If he keeps up his antics and his unfocused campaign strategy the GOP could be looking at a defeat from which they may never recover.
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